Fall Feast for the eyes

It’s been way too long since I’ve sat at this keyboard for anything other than work. October 2021 was a month I’d like to forget as it began with Entrepreneur’s dad being admitted to the hospital ICU with Covid. And it ended with his funeral. That may be another post…I’m not sure yet. The emotions are still pretty raw.

But, I’m trying to write a post for Brian’s Thankful Thursday so what little time I did spend away from the keyboard, I was reminded of the glorious Autumn color we have this time of year in middle Missouri. And, believe me, I needed the distraction.

Let’s begin with the sassafras tree in my yard. Easy to get to during a busy day…simply step out the back door and snap away. I’m thankful for this tree I can see without much effort on my part.

After a while, I desperately needed extended time outside so Cabo and I took advantage of a couple of days in the 70sF and headed out for our 2-mile walkabout around the neighborhood. I’m thankful for sunny, mild days even though a few nights dipped into the low 30sF. But that only helped “pop” the tree color this week.

If you time it just right to hit the “golden hour,” the trees look like they are on fire.

Another opportunity was a detour that led me behind a local Walmart. Sometimes, photo therapy presents itself in the weirdest places. I’m thankful for unexpected surprises.

Now, we move to Jefferson City…to check on Entrepreneur’s mom. We’re just going to spend some time under this Grand Dame of a maple tree, look up into her branches and contemplate life for a while so get comfy.

We estimate this tree to be upwards of 100 years old. I can’t even imagine her house without it gracing the front yard.

Unfortunately, reality calls and we must leave this Autumn feast for the eyes. November is here and the colorful leave are quickly moving from the trees to the ground.

I hate to see Autumn leave but I’m thankful October, with all her challenges and sadness, is finished. Now, we move to the “thankful” month of November and I really need to work on my perspective.

On a more positive note, I’m thankful this Veterans Day for all the military men and women who have selflessly served our country over the decades. Their service is always appreciated and never forgotten.

Linking up with Brian’s Home for Thankful Thursday.

11 thoughts on “Fall Feast for the eyes

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. I wanted to say that in a less mundane way, but I don’t have those words. I can only offer virtual hugs – I feel like those are so very important this year. Your offerings of color were so welcomed, and so very beautiful.

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  2. I’m really sorry to hear about your Father-In-Law, Covid has destroyed so much and we send you both hugs and love. Your fall is very pretty and I’m glad you shared it, ours hasn’t really popped much yet. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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  3. Lisa, please know that my thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family. I know that must have been very hard for all of you. I remember when my mother passed away, it took me a while to process my emotions.

    And I love that you post about the glorious color that Autumn brings. We are just (today) seeing the leaves change, so I was outside in our parks, TWICE, taking photographs. The color you captured is GLORIOUS! Btw, your yard is so beautifully manicured. In fact, the entire area where you live is beautiful. I especially love the fourth photo down, both the lighting and how you captured the clouds as if rays of white light from behind the tree. WOW!

    “We estimate this tree to be upwards of 100 years old. I can’t even imagine her house without it gracing the front yard.”

    Isn’t nature amazing? And especially trees because of their history.

    Thank you for sharing your tour of Autumn in your parts. You have much more color than we do. I will be posting my photos next week.

    “I’m thankful this Veterans Day for all the military men and women who have selflessly served our country over the decades. Their service is always appreciated and never forgotten.”

    A-MEN!

    Have an awesome weekend, my friend! X

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